starting from March, geophysical surveys have been initiated in the area of the southern sanctuary of Paestum, to the east of the Basilica and of the Temple of Neptune. The first results of the geo-radar and geo-electrical surveys show the presence of various underground rooms and tunnels, partly linked to the circulation and preservation of water, partly to do with ritual activities. The analyses will extend to the coming months and will make it possible to plan specific activities of exploration and excavation, in addition to mapping out the underground of this portion of the city of Paestum.

Scientific management: Gabriel Zuchtriegel

Staff: Francesco Uliano Scelza (Paestum Archaeological Park) in cooperation with the NRC of Tito Scalo (PZ)

Objectives: Enhancing the knowledge of underground structures and assessing the consistency of archaeological deposits through non-invasive analyses.